What has been said concerning the cricket exactly fits the grasshopper, of which there are a great many species, differing both in size and color, that appear during the latter half of the summer. The winged grasshopper when hooked through the body is perhaps more strenuous to get free and makes more fuss on the surface, which is due to large wing-spread, yet I hardly think it so good a natural bait as the jumper. The green species, which appears early in June, is a most excellent bait, though it is very tender and dies soon after being hooked. Later, about the middle of July, the red-legged grasshopper appears, small in size but very abundant. This species is a grayish green on the back, the under part being light yellow. It is very active and quite tough on the hook, from which it is nipped off in a surprisingly dexterous way by trout. Indeed, I have found it very difficult to hook trout with live-grasshopper bait, unless the hook is quite small, No. 6 or 8. Of the several imitations I have made, the red-legged kind has proved most effective. This is made quite large for bass on No. 1-0 hook, and other sizes down to the tiny grasshopper on No. 10 for brook-trout. For brown trout a good size is one that measures one and a half inch body on No. 2 hook. My old friend, the late Wm. C. Harris, in his list of bass baits in The Booh of the Basses, entirely ignores both the cricket and the grasshopper; yet it is certain he must often have fished with such excellent live baits that are equally effective for almost all game-fish. I am inclined to think it to be an oversight on his part. No angler can fail to get both agreeable sport and fish if well supplied with a selection of various sizes, even if he has but a fair knowledge of how to play them dry-fly fashion. As a surface bait they are very attractive and must be played to skip over the surface, allowed to float along runways in the same manner the natural insect does, when, by accident, it drops or jumps on the water's surface. Grasshoppers are eagerly taken by all game-fish, for perch it is the best live bait, for pickerel in weedy parts it gets a quick response. Large chub, all three species of trout, and both species of bass feed on this insect whenever chance occurs, which is quite often because the riverside is a fruitful feeding-ground.